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Exclusive: Atlanta airport hotel to be InterContinental

The hotel that will sit next to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport's domestic terminal is expected to be an InterContinental hotel, sources said.

The winning team selected for the project to build a hotel just steps away from the terminal, along with a commercial development and a travel plaza is Majestic Carter Atlanta Mixed Use LLC, according to a letter from the city to the winning team.

The team includes Atlanta-based developer Carter, Majestic Realty Co. and GPM Investments LLC.

The companies declined to comment on specifics of the proposal.

"Since we are still in the midst of a public procurement process with the city, we must defer all public comment to them," according to Carter president Scott Taylor.

But sources said the hotel is expected to be an InterContinental and the project architect is expected to be John Portman & Associates. Both firms have roots in Atlanta.

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Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.